Anyone reading my blabbering here on the site instantly grasps that I want Mitt Romney to disappear from American politics and pronto. But that doesn’t mean I am willing to do just anything to defeat him, even lie and bend the truth. We’ll leave that to Ron Paul fans and the liberals. That being said, the lefty outrage du jour has it that Mitt’s wife doesn’t think she’s rich. This they get from a recent interview where Ann… well, the truth is she didn’t display the out-of-touchitude that the leftwingers want to claim she did.

Lefties at sites like “Think” Progress (I quote mark “think” because obviously they indulge a little joke, there. No one actually thinks over there) have taken a few words completely out of context to make it seem as if Ann Romney is being a snob, or is somehow out of touch with the common man.

Disgustingly, what they have done to Ann is tohey’ve pulled her remarks about wealth out of her longer discussion about the fact that she has multiple sclerosis! Why do leftists hate people with multiple sclerosis?

Host Neil Cavuto asked about Ann’s bouts with multiple sclerosis, noted that she never seems to get short with people when she is having an episode with the disease even in the face of the many Romney critics that allege that the Romney’s are “oblivious given your wealth.”

With her answer Ann said a line that taken out of context might make her seem just as oblivious as her critics claim. The thing is, though, she was not talking about her money, she was talking about the fact that she has MS. She was comparing mere financial wealth to the love of family and a healthy body and saying that the money does not stack up! What’s wrong with that? Isn’t that the exact sort of sentiment that leftists generally celebrate? Isn’t a denigration of mere wealth something they think we should all take as a golden truth?

Here is what Ann Romney said in full context.

Transcript of Ann Romney’s Reply

The one thing this disease has been for me has been a wonderful teacher. And with that comes an ability of, for compassion for others that are suffering. And for me I just want to make my family bigger. Those that are suffering from MS, or from cancer, or from any disease, I feel like I just want to throw my arms open and just say, “welcome to my family and welcome to the place where I’ve been.” And so, you know, we can be poor in spirit. And I don’t look…. and don’t even consider myself wealthy which is an interesting thing. It can be here today and gone tomorrow. And how I measure riches is by the friends I have and the loved ones I have and the people that I care about in my life and that’s where my values are and that’s where my riches are. So, for me having gone through a difficult period in my life both with MS and with breast cancer, it has done something to my heart, and it’s softened my heart and it’s made me realize that there are many people suffering in this country and they’re suffering from things that aren’t financial — and there are some people that are suffering from things that are financial as well — but those that are suffering for me I just have a larger capacity for love and for understanding and for sympathy.

The whole point here is that claims that the Romney’s have lived this life of ease and pleasure is simply untrue, especially in the case of Mrs. Romney who has gone through both cancer and has MS.

Now who could be against the sentiment Ann Romney expressed here?

Not me, for sure.

In fact, the only thing I got annoyed by was how many dang times she said “and” in that interview with Cavuto! If that is the only problem anyone could have with the interview, it’s small potatoes, indeed.

(H/T VerumSrum.com)